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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by glockdoc21, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. glockdoc21


    May 19, 2007
    Is the 300 blackout my solution? Looks like cheaper ammo is in the pipeline, and the only thing that I don't like about the AR is the cartridge that it's chambered for. I just can't bring myself to get an AK or mini 30, and seems like the 300 aac is the 7.62 for the AR world (I know about the problems feeding real 7.62x39 in a stock AR).
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    If that's what you are looking for, then .300 seems right up your alley.

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    I researched the .300 BO,......ended up building a 6.8 SPC.
    Works for me!
  4. Jayock


    Dec 8, 2004
    Boulder, Colorado
    Ballistically, the 30 Remington AR is far superior to the 300 AAC BO. Cartridges are sparse right now, but I hope they get a bigger following in the future. The 300 AAC is just too slow for me, when talking about hunting cartridge performance. Great round for home defense though.

    I'd take a 6.8spc or a 6.5grendel over the 300 AAC. Anything too big for the 6.8 needs more velocity than the 300AAC IMHO.
  5. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Holster Maker

    Jul 22, 2001
    Central Oregon
    I bought both a 300BLK and 6.8spc upper this summer and recently ended up selling the 300BLK.

    If you limit your range to 200 yards then the 300BLK is great, but past that it's really pushing it. I kept all the reloading stuff for the 300 and plan on getting another when I'm able able to own a SBR. The 300 is ideal when fired from a 8-10" barrel, but no SBR's currently in Washington.
  6. mjkeat


    Jun 17, 2009
    Around here most hunting is done w/i 100 yards. I don't know what it's like in your area however.

    I got into 300 BLK because I had everything minus a barrel laying in the parts box and wanted something heavier than 5.56. If I decide to go a different direction I'm only out a barrel.
  7. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    5.56 works on people and hogs just fine.

    Properly loaded it'll do a deer, though if i was swapping uppers for hunting i'd go with a 6.5 Grendel. Guaranteed if you do your part, it will do it's on up to at least elk out to 300-400m.
  8. DieselNut


    May 21, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    My only issue with these calibers is the ammo production just doesn't seem to be there. I think 6.8spc is the best choice as far as that goes in the new calibers
  9. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    From what I've read here;

    300AAC is more of a niche cartridge, but the positive is it only requires a barrel change, the rest of the rifle, including the BCG and mags is the same as 5.56

    However, 300AAC (or whatever it's called) appears to be a pretty short-range cartridge as far as rifles go. 6.8SPC requries a new barrel, BCG and mags (please correct me if I'm wrong on that), but is much more of a true rifle round.

    For hogs, deer and HD, I would just stick with 5.56 and proper loads. Much cheaper and easier to do.